24-hour Readathon – April 10th
Liity LibraryThingin jäseneksi, niin voit kirjoittaa viestin.
Tämä viestiketju on "uinuva" —viimeisin viesti on vanhempi kuin 90 päivää. Ryhmä "virkoaa", kun lähetät vastauksen.
eta: perhaps we could just wipe the names from the beta sign-up and use it, since we're in a time crunch (and i don't know how long it took Jim to do that previously).
Same routine as last time? Sign up for an hour slot and post about it on a thread here? Shall we do a before thread, discussing what, where, etc we plan to read? Then have an official thread for posting during/after the actual readathon?
Did we want to do a different set of time chunks? We should fix that before starting to fill in our preferred times.
eta: one thing i do think we should change is the way the times are listed on the chart. i think the first one should be USEST just because that is also LT time (and it should be labeled LT/US EST).
I enjoy being intercontinental, and I think I can make it clearer for everyone.
skittles (8:15 to 8:45)
then we know that we need to fill the 8:00 to 8:15 & the 8:45 to 9:00 time periods, too.
And I am an enthusiastic supporter of the idea of having USEST/LT time added to the sign-up chart, although I am still using the 24-hour clock on my computer in my efforts to adapt . . . (written at 13:46, btw).
With my example, I'd mark myself as reading 8:15-8:59 in the 8:00 row, and 9:00-9:30 in the 9:00 row.
I'm going to make add a note on the Home page about the readathon. I can't promise I can get it blogged in time.
Ghahh. Is everyone on the US West Coast? I wanted to read either early morning or at night - and both spots are pretty well filled! Ah well, have to remember to start on time.
I will look for a spot in the evening, European evening that is.
I'm looking forward to it! Nice, nice, nice, an hour of required reading!
Sonya - I hope you don't mind; I added east coast to the Australian time to help us out... remove it if you do.
It is ok to "double book" a time slot. We want to fill all spots but not everyone can read just anytime, especially for a set period of time & scheduled in advance.
#1: Try to choose a spot that needs a reader.
#2: If you can't do that, choose another time & put yourself in there!!
The more, the merrier!!
**I have this mental image of a round padded seating area with people lounging & reading.... and quietly entering & leaving.... sprawled all around... occasionally eyes meet & heads nod.... the soft giggle, chuckle or sob... tissues passed.... pages softly turning... cups of tea or glasses of water on a table within reach... quietly dozing cats & dogs (allergy-proof) nuzzling up against some readers...
That's what I see is happening.... so more than one reader at a time is good.... and perfectly acceptable!
last time we left it pretty much up to the individual. most of us checked-in (we'll start a new thread for the actual day) before we read and then came back and posted afterwards. it's good to include what you read and a few thoughts about it (not a synopsis or a review really, just something interesting- lots of people included a good quote from that days reading). also fun to include: where you read, did you have people/pets around you, if you had any particular "reading" snack ready, etc.
What I remember about last time was the lovely feeling of being "required" to read for that hour. It's not as though I don't read every day anyway, but sometimes I feel I ought to be doing other things instead. During the ReadaThing hour, though, there's no doubt that reading is exactly what I "should" be doing!
Because London time isn't equivalent to GMT during Summertime. GMT stays stable; it doesn't go on Summertime / Daylight Savings time.
Last time I took a picture of me with my book in my reading spot. That worked pretty well. There were some timing issues - I started reading late because I wanted to check in to LT before and I didn't leave enough time. This time I'll get that arranged better.
For when you figure out what you're reading!
Knowing you will have a whole hour to read - and not feeling guilty because you are supposed to be doing this... deciding in advance on what wonderful book to read...and being able to share this with all you, knowing you understand completely.
add: skittles ... you're amazing! :)
It is always easy to be nice to those who are nice!!
But I'll definetely be joining in on October's Read-a-thon.
Of course you can - three at once is just fine; well IMHO it is!
The more the merrier I say.
What say everyone else?
The more the merrier!!
All we are trying to do (& succeeding, it seems) is for this group to read during some portion of this 24 hour period.... we have the sign up sheet so that all times are 'reading times' but that doesn't mean that you can't read if you aren't signed up... ... What are we going to tell the world?? If you aren't signed up, don't you dare read?? Then billions & billions & billions of people won't be allowed to read... travesty!!
Eventually, we may have to make the sign up boxes 'bigger' but multiple readers during any block is good!! Even in smaller chunks of time... or larger chunks of time!!
I plan on reading past my hour.... does that make me a bad person, since I will be reading in someone else's time slot? If so, then I plan on being really really BAD!!!
So much the better. Now crazy4reading & I can read along together. I'm in the middle of a great but depressing book about a priest in Cape Breton. I suspect that'll be my read for tomorrow. Unless I decide I need something a little more light hearted.
And it was never my plan to not read anyway, I just thought I could only participate if I was registered.
I'm looking forward for tomorow!
if no one has picked it up before i go to bed tonight, i'll figure out a way to make it work.
Hmm maybe thats why my husband gets tired of me always reading. It's not entertaining enough. maybe I should read outloud with voices? lol anyone think this will work to keep me out of trouble with my addiction?
that always worked when i was a nanny- especially with young kids. you can read them Moby Dick and they'll love it so long as you read it with a funny voice.
maybe that will work on your husband, but i somehow doubt it.
I am glad to see that I am not the only with a husband that hates it when I read. I either have to watch what he is watching (usually not interested) or read. I will take reading over watching him flip the channels every 5 seconds.
I read outloud and it annoys them. That usually clears out the room so then I get more peace and quiet.
(edited to correct typo)
Is there a readathon group, or are we just posting here when we check in?
EDIT: Just checked the group this is posted in. Sorry for asking such a silly question. >,>
and I will admit to reading Highland Angel by Hannah Howell It is a bit of light historical reading..... fiction & fun, which I needed.
I recently got a reissue of the book & I liked the new cover... but the cover shows a very blonde woman & the female character is nicknamed 'Shadow' because she can disappear into a shadow and has BLACK HAIR!!! Why they put a gorgeous blonde on the cover of a book with a black-haired heroine is beyond me!! Maybe they need to read the book!!! (what a concept: Read the book before deciding what to put on the cover!!)
But it was a nice enjoyable hour & 20 minutes..... waking up & disappearing into a nice light read.
Now I need some coffee & breakfast!!
Happy Reading to All!!!
I'll copy it over there & I'll check out the cover art thread, too!!